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Postgraduate Department of Orthopedics, Govt MedicalCollege,Srinagar(Hospital for Bone and Joint surgery Srinagar) was started in1959 .The Department of Orthopedics at that time was an extension of the maingeneral surgery department .Prof. M.L.Gupta was the incharge head of department of Orthopedics ,Dr farooq Ashai worked under him as an assistant Professor .In 1970 the Orthopedic Department wasseparated from the department of generalsurgery. Well know Orthopedic Surgeon ofNorth India Prof. K.S.Garewal took arethe reins of the department .He would come to the Valley only during summersand in his absence Dr.Farooq Ashai would look after the department .The mainsurgeries performed at that time included Lumber disc surgeries, anterolateraland transthoracic decompression for tuberculosis ,Correction of deformities ofPolio and Cerebral Palsy and surgeries on neglected and infected trauma. Theonly available internal fixation devices were McLaughlin’s plates,Shermanplates,Steinman pins,Rush nail,Kuntscher Nail and SP Nails.
The Bone and Joint Hospital at Barzulla wasconceived by late Prof.Farooq Ashai. It came into existance through his extraordinary efforts. It was dedicated to public in 1982. It started as 150 beddedhospital and was one of the Institution of the country to have the facilitiesof diagnostic Arthroscopy ,THR and Harrington instrumentation in 1982.Gradually newer systems were included in the surgical armamentarium viz,pedicle screw fixation ,interlocking system ,operative arthroscopy ,Ilizarovtechnique,JESS (Joshi’s External Stabilization System )Total knee and Hip replacementsurgery and anterior spinal surgery system.
The hospital has a well establish physiotherapy and an Artificiallimb center attached to it about 75 postgraduate students have been awardedmasters degree in Orthopedics from this institution .Some of them are workingat eminent position in other states of India as well as aboard .The departmenthas the distinction of publishing about 90 articles in various National and International Journals Orthopedics.The two annual conferences were held in Srinagar in 1981 and 2004 under the aegisof the department of Orthopedics.
Details of Sanctioned Intake Capacity of various Postgraduate Courses
Postgraduate scholars are selected annually by BOPEE(Board of Professional Entrance Examination. List of students admitted merit-wise /Category –wise for the current for PG Courses:
1. Dr. Mir Shahid ul Isalm 2. Dr. Yawar Haider 3. Dr. Syed Shanawazul ul Islam 4. Dr. Qazi Waris Manzoor 5. Dr. Mohammad Bin Abdul Hamid 6. Dr. Shafeeq Ahmad Sofi 7. Dr. Irshad Ahmad Ganie 8. Dr. Obaid Nisar
Research Publication during2013 Fifteen National /International publications .
Details of CME programmes-conferences
Details of CME programmes, conferences and academic activities: CME on "Primary & Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty" on 20th of August, 2015.
Awards and achievements
Details of Awards/achievements : Dr. Muzamil Ahmad Baba, Registrar ,was awarded Ist Position for Presentation of paper on “Assessment of the results of Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) fixation in fractures of femoral neck” by Orthopedic Research and Foundation-India at Arihant Hospital and Research Centre, Indore on 17th Jan.,2013. Dr. Muzamil Ahmad Baba was Awarded 3rd position in PGRP,2013. Dr. Muzamil Ahmad Baba’s abstract selected for Oral Paper presentation at the European and British Orthopedic Annual Congress (EFFORT) to be held in London 4-7 june,2014. Prof. M.A Halwaii and Dr. Altaf Ahmad Kawoosa chaired sessions in NZIOA Conference Srinagar,2013. Prof. Munir Farooq, chaired a sessions in Spine Conference held at Srinagar in May-June,2013 and also chaired a PGRP sessions of GMC,Srinagar in Nov. 2013. Dr. Asif Sultan , Lecturer, completed fellowship at AIIMS, New Delhi in Arthoscopy and Arthroplasty in Oct- Nov,2013.
S.NO Unit Head of Unit OPD schedule
1. IDr.Manzoor Ahmad halwai(Prof.&Head) Monday
2.IIDr. Munir Farooq(Professor) Tuesday
3.IIIDr.Khurshid Ahmad Kangoo(Professor) Wednesday